Game Lodge
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Accommodation in Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Lion Sands River Lodge

River Lodge is the soul of Lion Sands and has been built on the banks of the Sabie River, positioned on a site with trees dating back 800 years. Facing due east, the lodge catches the sun as it rises over the Kruger National Park. Hosted by a family of staff that make it feel like home away from home, the lodge is about spirit, warmth and nature. Here you are invited to relax and experience African hospitality at its finest.

The public areas at River Lodge offers guests the following: a private lounge and bar with fireplace, an outdoor safari lounge, 2 swimming pools (heated in winter), wooden viewing decks, a secluded bird hide, a magnificent River Island Deck built on the river, a conference room, Lalamuka Health Spa & gymnasium, curio shop & both an indoor and open-air (Boma) dining area.

Room Description

The rooms at River Lodge offer respite and protection from the Lowveld heat. The interior is a tranquil cream and beige haven, cool in the summer, cosy in the winter. The bathroom, with its tranquil look and pebble-inlaid floors complements the bushveld well. There are 18 luxurious thatched bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, outdoor & inside shower & wooden viewing deck. The bedroom area is air-conditioned with an overhead fan. All rooms have mini-bar & telephone access. The rooms are linked to all areas by raised wooden walkways.

Room Amenities:

  • King size bed with mosquito netting (can be made up as twin bed)
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Inside and outside shower
  • Bath and vanity basin
  • Private Viewing Deck
  • Air-conditioning and overhead fans
  • Mini-bars
  • Safe and telephone

Inclusions / Exclusions

Tariffs Include
Luxury accommodation
Two game drives per day in open Land Rovers
Three meals daily
Game drive refreshments
Local beverages, spirits and wines
Skukuza airport transfers
Specified gaming activities

Tariffs Exclude
Curio shop purchases
Health spa treatments
Telephone calls
Reserve entrance fees
Airport taxes 
Premium brand and import beverages 
Mini bar
Staff gratuities

Extra information

Tariffs for children:
We regret that we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 10 years unless the lodge is block booked by the same family or group. A child aged 10 or 11 years and sharing a suite at Lion Sands River Lodge with two full paying adults, will pay 50% of the per person sharing rate. Children in their own suite will pay the standard adult rates.

Children 12 years and older pay the standard per person rates in their own suite at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge.

Please note that should you wish to book 2 adults and a child into a suite at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, it will be compulsory to hire a private landrover, at the standard daily rate, for the duration of their stay.